absolute zero


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absolute zero

n.
The theoretical temperature at which substances possess no thermal energy, equal to 0 K, -273.15°C, or -459.67°F.

absolute zero

n
(General Physics) the lowest temperature theoretically attainable, at which the particles constituting matter would be in the lowest energy states available; the zero of thermodynamic temperature; zero on the International Practical Scale of Temperature: equivalent to –273.15°C or –459.67°F

ab′solute ze′ro


n.
the temperature of −273.16°C (−459.69°F), the hypothetical point at which all molecular activity ceases.

absolute zero

The lowest possible temperature of matter, at which all molecules stop moving. Absolute zero is equal to -459.67°F or -273.15°C.
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Noun1.absolute zero - (cryogenics) the lowest temperature theoretically attainable (at which the kinetic energy of atoms and molecules is minimal)absolute zero - (cryogenics) the lowest temperature theoretically attainable (at which the kinetic energy of atoms and molecules is minimal); 0 Kelvin or -273.15 centigrade or -459.67 Fahrenheit
temperature - the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)
cryogenics, cryogeny - the branch of physics that studies the phenomena that occur at very low temperatures
Translations
zero absolut
absoluuttinen nollapiste
apsolutna nula
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